Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Civil Service has announced that government workers will receive Sunday off to celebrate the kingdom’s National Day.
The ministry said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency that Sunday, September 23, would be an official holiday.
Workers will be compensated with a day of holiday if they are unable to take Sunday off.
The UAE is also hosting a series of events to celebrate Saudi national day including a grand parade at Dubai’s The Beach at 6:00pm on Saturday.
Complimentary screenings of films by Saudi directors will be held from September 20-23 at the areas Roxy Cinemas branch and discounts will be available in stores.